Category:  Crafts

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11

Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

Magical Reindeer Food

In Crafts, Holidays, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 22/12

Years ago, when the kids and I still peered towards the moon in hopes of catching a glimpse of Rudolph leading Santa’s sleigh as we drove home from… Read More »

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

In Cookies & Candy, Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12

A delicious cookie-in-a-jar recipe was harder to devise than I expected.  Not only did the cookie have to taste great, the mix had to fit in a standard… Read More »

Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

In Cookies & Candy, Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 01/12

Growing up, my mom didn’t buy Nutter Butters often.  But when they infrequently appeared in the cookie jar, I was thrilled.  At Christmas time, Freda, a family friend… Read More »

Fun Holiday Snacks

In Crafts, Holidays, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 24/10

A few years ago, I was asked to bring the “healthy treat” to a school Halloween party for my older son.  Well, when you are the mom bringing… Read More »

Homemade Play Dough

In Crafts, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 22/09

A recipe for a fun weekend activity…and don’t count the older kids out! The start of the new school year brought much change to our house.  My older… Read More »

Easter Eggs…with brown eggs!

In Crafts, Holidays
by Ann on 27/03

With four backyard hens (Polly, Peppy, Sadie and Sally), we don’t often run low on eggs.  No need to buy more for Easter egg decorating, right?  There was… Read More »

Honey Lollipops — a Natural Sore Throat Remedy

In Cookies & Candy, Crafts, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 17/02

In the past few months, I have read several times about the antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties of honey and cinnamon.  I am certainly not a doctor, but… Read More »

Peanut Butter Pinecone Bird Feeders

In Crafts, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 13/01

This is a fun project that my kids and I have been making for years.  Not only is it a thoughtful holiday gift and perfect for a winter… Read More »

Graham Cracker Houses

In Crafts
by Ann on 01/12

Making gingerbread houses–well, actually, graham cracker houses–is an annual holiday event in our house.  The first year I thought of doing this, I offered to make enough “bases”… Read More »